About Ms. Stratton

 

My passion is serving others. Whether I am leading a teacher’s workshop in Kenya, a student tour of London, or a language arts class in West Linn, I love learning with people and about people. My mission is to serve my students by supporting them in being life long learners, thinkers, makers, and community members. I hope to turn them on to literature and help them find their voice in writing. My essential question is always, how can I help make the world a better place? 

I graduated with a BA in International Affairs and a teaching certificate from Lewis and Clark College  and an MEd from George Fox University. I taught at Lake Oswego High School and  Lake Oswego Jr. High before taking 15 years off to raise my two sons. In 2007 I returned to teaching at Athey Creek Middle School and transferred to Rosemont Ridge in 2010.

In my spare time, I enjoy water skiing and snow skiing, traveling and reading (especially Harry Potter). I have two sons, a husband, and a big yellow lab.  My current passion is connecting a learning community with whom I stayed in Kenya to our learning community in West Linn, and getting to know my students, the future leaders of the world.

I admire middle school aged students for their energy, optimism,  and their natural passion for social justice. Here’s to the best year ever!